The Altera Corporation records contain printed materials, software, and audiovisual material ranging in date from 1983 until
2011. The bulk of the records are made up of printed materials, including product literature, financial reports, manuals,
press releases and clippings, and print advertisements. The collection also includes packaged software containing manuals
and 5.25 inch floppy disks, as well as photographs of employees and products, VHS tapes, CDs, a small amount of design drawings,
and mounted graphics.
Altera Corporation was founded in 1983 and was a leading designer and supplier in the semiconductor industry. Altera manufactured
programmable logic devices (PLDs) and field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs), and also created and sold associated logic development
software tools. Its initial product was the EP300 chip, which was the first reprogrammable logic device. Altera, which continued
to be a leader in FPGA technology, was acquired by Intel in 2015, and is now known as the Intel Programmable Solutions Group
11.91 Linear feet,
6 record cartons, 1 oversize flat box, and 3 other boxes
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